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Narmada River
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Narmada River
• Narmada is the largest west flowing river of the peninsular India.
• Narmada flows westwards through a rift valley between the Vindhyan
Range on the north and the Satpura Range on the south.
• It rises from Maikala range near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh, at an 
elevation of about 1057 m.
• Narmada basin extends over states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, 
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh having an area ~1 Lakh Sq.km.
• It is bounded by the Vindhyas on the north, Maikala range on the east, 
Satpuras on the south and by the Arabian Sea on the west.
• Its total length from its source in Amarkantak to its estuary in the Gulf of 
Khambhat is 1,310 km
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Narmada River
• Narmada is the largest west flowing river of the peninsular India.
• Narmada flows westwards through a rift valley between the Vindhyan
Range on the north and the Satpura Range on the south.
• It rises from Maikala range near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh, at an 
elevation of about 1057 m.
• Narmada basin extends over states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, 
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh having an area ~1 Lakh Sq.km.
• It is bounded by the Vindhyas on the north, Maikala range on the east, 
Satpuras on the south and by the Arabian Sea on the west.
• Its total length from its source in Amarkantak to its estuary in the Gulf of 
Khambhat is 1,310 km
Tributaries of Narmada River
• Since the river flows through a narrow valley confined by precipitous 
(dangerously high or steep) hills, it does not have many tributaries.
• The absence of tributaries is especially noted on the right bank of the 
river where the Hiran is the only exception.
• The other right bank tributaries are the Orsang, the Barna and the 
Kolar.
• A few left bank tributaries drain the northern slopes of the Satpura
Range and join the Narmada at different places.
• The major Hydro Power Project in the basin are Indira Sagar, Sardar
Sarovar, Omkareshwar, Bargi & Maheshwar.
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Narmada River
• Narmada is the largest west flowing river of the peninsular India.
• Narmada flows westwards through a rift valley between the Vindhyan
Range on the north and the Satpura Range on the south.
• It rises from Maikala range near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh, at an 
elevation of about 1057 m.
• Narmada basin extends over states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, 
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh having an area ~1 Lakh Sq.km.
• It is bounded by the Vindhyas on the north, Maikala range on the east, 
Satpuras on the south and by the Arabian Sea on the west.
• Its total length from its source in Amarkantak to its estuary in the Gulf of 
Khambhat is 1,310 km
Tributaries of Narmada River
• Since the river flows through a narrow valley confined by precipitous 
(dangerously high or steep) hills, it does not have many tributaries.
• The absence of tributaries is especially noted on the right bank of the 
river where the Hiran is the only exception.
• The other right bank tributaries are the Orsang, the Barna and the 
Kolar.
• A few left bank tributaries drain the northern slopes of the Satpura
Range and join the Narmada at different places.
• The major Hydro Power Project in the basin are Indira Sagar, Sardar
Sarovar, Omkareshwar, Bargi & Maheshwar.
Tapti River
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Narmada River
• Narmada is the largest west flowing river of the peninsular India.
• Narmada flows westwards through a rift valley between the Vindhyan
Range on the north and the Satpura Range on the south.
• It rises from Maikala range near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh, at an 
elevation of about 1057 m.
• Narmada basin extends over states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, 
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh having an area ~1 Lakh Sq.km.
• It is bounded by the Vindhyas on the north, Maikala range on the east, 
Satpuras on the south and by the Arabian Sea on the west.
• Its total length from its source in Amarkantak to its estuary in the Gulf of 
Khambhat is 1,310 km
Tributaries of Narmada River
• Since the river flows through a narrow valley confined by precipitous 
(dangerously high or steep) hills, it does not have many tributaries.
• The absence of tributaries is especially noted on the right bank of the 
river where the Hiran is the only exception.
• The other right bank tributaries are the Orsang, the Barna and the 
Kolar.
• A few left bank tributaries drain the northern slopes of the Satpura
Range and join the Narmada at different places.
• The major Hydro Power Project in the basin are Indira Sagar, Sardar
Sarovar, Omkareshwar, Bargi & Maheshwar.
Tapti River Tributaries of Tapti River
• Right Bank: the Suki, the Gomai, the Arunavati and 
the Aner.
• Left Bank: the Vaghur, the Amravati, the Buray, 
the Panjhra, the Bori, the Girna, the Purna, 
the Mona and the Sipna.
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